2013-2014 GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS IN WOMEN’S & GENDER STUDIES
The WVU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies is an academic unit in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences with a university-wide mission to support teaching, research and advocacy that is based on feminist perspectives and centered on analyses of gender and its intersection with race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age and ability. The Center offers both an undergraduate major and a minor in women’s and gender studies. Graduate students may earn the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (M.A.L.S.) with an emphasis in women’s studies or a graduate certificate in women’s studies. GTA applicants may be graduate students in any discipline. Previous GTAs, for example, have come from English, Social Work, Counseling, History, Education, Public Health, Public Administration, Law, Art, and the Women’s Studies-Directed Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program.
Dates of Employment: Academic Year 2013-2014 (fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters); renewable based on program needs and candidate performance.
Stipend: TBA. Recipients will also receive a university tuition waiver and hospitalization insurance. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies will provide limited additional financial support for GTAs to enhance their educational and professional development through our Women’s and Gender Studies Difference Fund.
Duties: Teach one or two sections of WGST 170 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies in each semester as part of the teaching team; one GTA will also assist with other undergraduate courses. GTAs are directly supervised by Brian Jara, Senior Lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies, and will attend two mandatory one-day orientation and trainings in May and August. GTAs have full responsibility for sections of WGST 170, including grading exams and papers, consulting with students on their writing and projects, and enroll in a weekly teaching practicum with Professor Jara.
Qualifications: BA degree in any field; some graduate work preferred. Previous research and/or community experience in women’s and gender studies and current research and/or course work focusing women and gender are preferred. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. The Center for Women’s and Gender Studies values inclusiveness and diversity in the public it serves and on its staff. Nontraditional and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Students must be full-time degree candidates to qualify as GTAs, and must register for the teaching practicum in both fall and spring semesters.
Application Procedure: The application is available online at: http://wmst.wvu.edu/students/scholarships_and_awards
COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 4PM ON THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013.
Questions: Visit the Center's web site at http://wmst.wvu.edu/, or contact Dr. Ann Oberhauser, Director, Center for Women's and Gender Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.